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4 Ways to Marie-Kondo Your Business So You Can Have More Time to Deliver Results

This post talks about four ways that you can “Marie-Kondo” your business. This month we’ve been focused on the theme of simplicity. We covered a few different topics, decision fatigue- all of the decisions that we need to make and how to cut some of those out of your day. We’ve touched on mega-batching- the idea of chunking activities together into focused blocks of time to be more productive. Then we talked about where to start, by doing your highest leverage activities first. That approach will give you the highest return on your bottom line.

This post will pull all of those concepts together and look at how you create space and openness for the ability to be more creative. If you’re on the hamster wheel and constantly moving, you don’t have the ability to have space to be creative. Or to come up with new ideas. Or to be productive. You think that you need to keep moving forward. What you really need is to slow down and to create space.

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Discover 3 Tips to Help you Focus on Your Highest Leverage Tasks Today

This blog post is about focusing on your highest leverage tasks first. It’s a concept that Michael Hyatt talks about and I can’t wait to dive in. This month we’ve been focusing on the idea of simplicity. We’ve covered the concept of decision fatigue- all of the decisions that we need to make. We’ve talked about mega-batching- the idea of chunking activities together to be more productive. Today we’re going to talk about where to start first.

Michael Hyatt is a productivity expert extraordinaire. He talks about doing what matters most, first. Think about what’s going to have the biggest impact on your bottom line. What activities, if you did those consistently, every day are going to drive results in your business? You probably already have a few ideas on what you need to do. There’s probably a few key areas that are going to jump out at you right away so that you can be really focused. If you do those things consistently, you should...

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What on Earth is Mega-batching and can this skill transform your life?

Welcome to this blog series on simplicity. Last week we talked about decision fatigue and all of the decisions that you have going on and the overwhelm that comes with it. This week we’re going to focus on mega-batching.

It’s a term that I learned about from Amy Porterfield about six months or a year ago. It’s the idea of taking activities and chunking them into bigger time blocks so that you can be more productive.

When I first heard about this concept, I was sceptical. I wasn’t sure how I was going to be able to apply the concept. I started to dive deeper and did my own research. I like to find out things for myself, rather than to depend on someone else’s opinion.

The idea of multitasking is a misnomer. We are falsely misled that we can do multiple things at the same time and be more productive. In some ways there are things that we can do at the same time. For example, we can go for a walk and listen to a podcast. Technically this is multitasking.

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How to Stop Being Overwhelmed with Decision Fatigue. Simple Steps to Take Control of Your Life.

This blog is the start of a new series that’s all about simplicity. That’s cutting things down and making life easier. This post specifically is going to focus on decision fatigue. Next week we’re going to move into mega-batching and how to consolidate activities. The following week is about the highest leverage tasks that you can do- you’ll want to do these first thing. Then, we’ll wrap up the series with how to Marie Kondo your business in four easy steps.

Let’s dive into decision fatigue. If you haven’t heard of this concept before it’s the idea that you have so many things going on in a day that you get burned out. You get completely overwhelmed by all of the small decisions that you need to make in a day. I don’t know about you, but I know there’s always a ton of things going on in my day. Between my business and my personal life, I have a lot on the go. The buzz-word is to be “busy.” When you ask how...

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How to Feel More Fulfilled by Doing Less- Part 4/4

This past month we’ve been exploring the theme of fulfillment. The first post explored how fulfillment can be rooted in the passion of running your business. The second post talked about ways to find a sense of purpose outside of your business. Part three identified key areas of your life that may bring you more fulfillment. And finally, part four (today) will talk about how to feel fulfilled by creating more space or openness in your day.

As technology advances, it seems that our lives are getting busier. We feel pressure to be constantly connected and available at all times. We have thousands of online “friends” yet few meaningful connections. That mindset makes it hard to truly shut off at the end of the workday, let alone feel fulfilled. The go-go-go mentality is a recipe for burnout and leaves you with a feeling of emptiness. In an attempt to combat this rising concern, the UK appointed a Minister of Loneliness at the start of 2018. 

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Three Areas of Your Life that Can Help You to Feel More Fulfilled- Part 3/4

In the previous post, we explored ways to find a sense of purpose outside of your business. This week will look deeper into the different areas of your life that can round out your sense of fulfillment. We’ll look at family time, community contribution and having a sense of spirituality.

I love a phrase that I learned in nursing school that says, “family is who you say it is.” We all come from different family backgrounds. Some of us come from loving families who we love to spend time with. Some of us come from dysfunctional situations that we’ve completely separated ourselves from. And everything in between. Regardless of what your biological family looks like, you still have a family.

That’s the people who love and support you unconditionally. They may not be blood. They are your family. Some of your personal fulfillment may come from contributing value to your family. Helping to raise children. Taking care of aging parents. Or being a mentor to a...

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How to Find a Sense of Purpose Outside of Your Business- Part 2/4

Last weeks post introduced the concept of fulfillment and how it can be deeply rooted for any business owner. This week, I’ll discuss some of the other ways you can bring fulfillment into your life.

One area that’s often overlooked, is the ability to set a reasonable perspective. After all, your business is your baby, right? You’ve raised it up from nothing. You’ve poured your heart and soul into it and you want it to flourish.

When you’ve invested that amount of emotional capital it’s hard to let it go. A business failure feels like an attack on your personal character. It’s important to understand that your lifeblood is not your business. Easier said than done, right?

Despite having the right skills or ability for the job, there could be many other factors at play. The business could have been launched during a bad economy. Or a competitor could have launched at a similar time. You may have a great business but it’s too early or too...

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How Can You Find Fulfillment Outside of a Failing Business? Part 1/4

The theme for this month is fulfillment. I’ll cover this topic over a series of four blog posts. We will explore the impact of fulfillment on our lives and how it relates to business. The first post will talk about how fulfillment can be rooted in the passion of running your business. But what happens if or when that’s all taken away from you? The second post will discuss some of the other ways you can bring fulfillment into your life. In part three, I’ll identify other areas that may bring you more fulfillment. And finally, part four will talk about how to feel fulfilled by creating more space or openness in your day.

Fulfillment ties into one of the topics in my book, Healthy By Choice. In the chapter on mental health, I talk about the 5p’s that are critical to good mental health. They are people, pleasure, purpose, pauses and positive self-talk. Those five factors apply to every single person. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman. If...

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Six Ways to be a Great Leader In Your Life (Part 5/5)

This is the last post in the five part series. We've been talking about how leadership interacts with health and wellness. We started talking about how to be a better leader of yourself and in your family. Then we expanded out to your workplace and your greater sphere of influence. If you've missed those posts, pop back and have a quick read before moving on.

This post is going to tie all those concepts together. We'll talk about the six ways that you can be a leader in your own health and wellness. I want you to be the best version of yourself and I'm here to help you do that.

To mix it up, lets work through that list backwards:


6) Gather Resources

Think about who your trusted, go to resources are. People that you know you're always going to get good quality information from. I hope that I'm one of those trusted people for you. If I'm not that's ok. I hope that you do have other people that are your go to sources. If you don't have someone, go out and find a person to know, like...

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Are You a Great Leader In Your Sphere of influence? (Part 4/5)

This post is about your sphere of influence as a leader. In this five part series, we've been talking about how leadership interacts with health and wellness.

I've often get asked the question about how can I have a bigger sphere of influence. How can I affect greater change? How can I help more people be happier, healthier versions of themselves? You may be considering a career change or looking to influence change from your current career.

Start by looking at your sphere of influence. It may be extremely big. Or it may be extremely small. Within your current sphere, how many people do you currently have connections to?

Let's start on the small end of that spectrum. Perhaps you're a new entrepreneur or small business starting out. Your influence is quite small. You haven't developed a big email list yet. You don't have a lot of followers on Instagram or social media yet. It's easy to question how you can affect greater change when you have such a small piece of the pie. Especially...

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